Stirring the Waters

Women in Church and Society (WICAS) Asian Regional Consultation
17-22 April 2006 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Monday, April 17, 2006

LWF program aims to educate, equip and invite women to take up leadership

LWF to develop an 'Action Plan on Water'

The Asian Consultation on 'Stirring the Waters' is the third follow up program to address the commitment of the 2003 Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Tenth Assembly to develop an 'Action Plan on Water'. It includes resource mobilization, as a way of highlighting a) how essential water is for every person and all of creation, and b) the dilemmas of just, affordable distribution and the privatization of water which increasingly is occurring under economic globalization.

Please click here for the LWF Tenth Assembly Message or the Compilation of Resolutions and Statements adopted by the LWF Tenth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada.

The LWF program aims to educate, equip and invite women to take up leadership in calling for and participating in a Global Campaign for water for the healing of the world. Water issues have been well addressed by several international aid agencies through a rights-based approach. This consultation explores a faith-based approach. Unique to this program three participants are drawn from other faith traditions (Hinduism and Islam), representing the LWF Department for World Service field offices.

The consultation is providing exegetical and theological materials to facilitate discussion in order to move the member churches, congregations and communities from an anthropocentric/egocentric approach towards a holistic eco-centric model of understanding creation, including all people.


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